Richard Bell

 

Born 1953, Charleville, Queensland. Lives and works Brisbane.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

      2016

Embassy, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Richard Bell: Imagining Victory (touring exhibition), Casula Powerhouse, Sydney; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Wollongong Art Gallery; Murray Art Museum Albury; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

     2015

Embassy, Performa 15, New York City

     2014

Embassy, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

     2013

Imagining Victory, Artspace, Sydney.

A Suppository of All Wisdom, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Lessons On Etiquette And Manners, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.

     2011 - 13

Uz Vs. Them, touring Tufts University, Boston; University of Kentucky, Kentucky; Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver; Indiana University Art Museum, Indiana.

     2011

You'd Believe Me If I Was A White Man, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2009 

I Am Not Sorry, Location One, New York, USA

Richard Bell: Provocateur, University Of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

     2008 

Scratch An Aussie Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Window Shopping, Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne.

     2007

Psalm Singing, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2006 

Richard Bell: Positivity, Institute Of Modern Art, Brisbane.

     2005 

Transition, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2004 

Colour, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2003 

Made Men, Metroarts, Brisbane.

     2002 

Discomfort, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.

     2001 

A Few Good Men, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane.

     1995 

Text Ya, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney.

     1994 

Prospectus .38, Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide.

Prospectus .44, Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne.

     1993 

Prospectus .303, Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Armidale.

Prospectus .25, Moree Regional Gallery, NSW.

Prospectus .22, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane.

     1992 

Pretty: Serious, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

     1991 

This Black + White Thin, Spring Hill Baths, Brisbane.

Black + White Thing, Moree Regional Gallery, NSW.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

    2016

Over the Fence: Contemporary Indigenous Photography from the Corrigan Collection, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

Beyond the tower: 40 years and counting, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

20th Biennale of Sydney, Musuem of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Sonsbeek 2016, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, Netherlands

BELL invites..., SMBA Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Trigger Points, Palitz Gallery, Syracuse University, New York State

Embassy: Richard Bell + Emory Douglas, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide

    2015

When Silence Falls, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Propositions Three, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Performa 15, New York City, United States of America

Neither Back Nor Forward: Acting in the Present, 16th Jakarta Biennale 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

9/11, MOANA Project Space, Perth

Reflex, Figment, Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

All Power to the People: Transcending Borders, Richard Bell & Emory Douglas, Milani Gallery, Brisbnae, Queensland

Blakout, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, New South Wales

See You at the Barricades, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales

Archibald Prize 2015, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales

     2014

Action at a Distance: The Life and Legacy of John Stewart Bell, Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.

The Working Life, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Protest Songs: Artful Actions, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, New South Wales.

Conflict: Contemporary responses to war, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home (touring), Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand.

     2013

Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan.

The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.

Sakahàn, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa.

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Plan B, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Victoria.

     2012

Edge of Elsewhere, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

Propositions, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2011 - 12

Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

     2010

4th Auckland Triennal: Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Auckland, New Zealand.

     2009 

Terra Nullius, ACC Galerie, Weimar & HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany.

Marelle: The Hidden Mission, Penrith Regional Gallery, New South Wales.

     2008 

Scratch An Aussie, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney.

Half Light, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Revolutions: Forms That Turn, 2008 Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

New Millenium, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW.

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Carlton Studios, Melbourne.

     2007

Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial, NGA Canberra (touring exhibition 2007-9)

Power & Beauty, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

Sunshine State, Smart State, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.

The Independence Project, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

     2006 

Parallel Lives: New Painting in Australia, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne.

Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

     2005 

Queensland Live, Queensland Art Gallery Touring exhibition (2005 - 08).

     2004 

Blak Insights, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

2004, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

     2002 

The White Show Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

Lines II, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane.

     2001 

Dreamtime: The Dark and The Light,  Sammlung Essl, Austria.

The White Desert, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

A Few of My Favourite Things, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane.

     1999 - 2000

The new Republics, Touring Adelaide, England, Canada, South Africa.

     1997 

Heritage Award, Canberra.

     1996 

Heritage Award, Canberra.

     1995 

Telstra National Indigenous Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin.

Heritage Award, Canberra.

     1994 - 95 

True Colours, Touring London, Liverpool, Leicester, Perth, Perth, Sydney.

     1993 

Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Aratjara, Dusseldorf, London, Humelbaek.

Australian Aboriginal Art, Bomani Gallery, San Francisco.

Ian Abdulla, Richard Bell, Harry Wedge, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists' Cooperative, Sydney.

Plenty Of Campfires, Space Plentitude, Brisbane.

Political Works, Space Plentitude, Brisbane.

     1992 - 93 

9th Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

     1992 

Stories, Kerava Museum, Helsinki.

Aboriginal*Crisis* Live, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

     1991 

Flash Pictures, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Unfamiliar Territory: Adelaide Biennial Of Australian ArT- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

     1990 

Balance, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

     1989 

Aboriginal Art: Urban And Tribal, Wiumulli, Brisbane.

  

Awards & Prizes

     2013 

Creative Australia Fellowship, the Australian Council for the Arts

     2004 

Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

     2003 

Winner, National Telstra Indigenous Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory.

     1993 

Winner, National Aboriginal Art Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre.

 

Selected Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Artbank, Sydney.

Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

Flinders University, Victoria.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Bibliography

101 Contemporary Australian Artists. Edited by Kelly Gellatly, The Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, 2012, pp. 7, 30-31.

20th Biennial of Sydney: The Future is Already Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed. Biennial of Sydney Ltd., 2016, pp.132-133.

5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art: Bolshe Sveta, More Light. Edited by Catherine De Zegher, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2013.

Bell, Richard, et al. Richard Bell: Lessons on Etiquette and Manners. Monash University Museum of Art, 2013.

Bell, Richard, et al. Richard Bell: Positivity. Institute of Modern Art, 2007.

Bell, Richard, et al. “Contemporary Art and its audiences: A Queensland View, Roundtable Discussion.” GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art. Edited by Rebecca Mutch, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, 2015, pp. 14-25.

Conland, Natasha. Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon: The 4th Auckland Triennial. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2010, pp. 62-63, 122.

Fisher, Laura. “The Art/Ethnography Binary: Post-Colonial Tensions within the Field of Australian Aboriginal Art.” Cultural Sociology, vol. 6, no. 2, 2012, pp. 251-270.

Foley, Gary. “Richard Bell: Cultural Warrior and Cosmic Avenger.” Edge of Elsewhere, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2014, pp. 35-36.

Geczy, Adam, et al. “Insurgence at the Museum of Democracy: An Interview.” Art Monthly Australia, Summer 2013, pp. 13-15.

Gordon, Craig, and Ryan Presley. Over the Fence: Contemporary Indigenous Photography from the Corrigan Collection. University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 2016, pp. 76-77.

Maju Kena, Mundur Kena: Bertindak Sekarang. Jakarta Biennial, 2015, pp. 126-127.

McLean, Ian. Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art. Reaktion Books Ltd, 2016, pp. 223, 237-8, 248-9.

Murray, Genevieve. “Contested Space: Art and the Right to the City (In Conversation with Keg De Souza and Richard Bell).” Assemble Papers, issue #6 2016, pp. 8-17. 

Putsch: proppaNOW. Tandanya - National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 2010, pp.18-19.

Reilly, Maura. Richard Bell: Uz vs. Them. American Federation of Arts, 2011.

Robb, Leigh. Richard Bell: Embassy. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2014.

Sakahan: International Indigenous Art. National Gallery of Canada, 2013, pp.160-161.

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, 2015, pp. 242.

The Brisbane Club. The James C. Sourris Collection: Selected Works. James C. Souriss, 2010, pp. 6, 14-17.